After winning the first belt in 2017, Artur Beterbiev expressed to his coach Marc Ramsay that he hopes to fight in Russia one day.
This project took several years to be realized. When he became the champion, Petreev wanted to face Sergey Kovalev in a unified battle that could have been held in Russia. It never materialized.
Petreev went on. He continued to cause serious damage to light heavyweight players and became a unified champion. Then, like other elite boxers, the pandemic changed his plans.
However, this allowed Beterbiev to get his projects of the past few years back on track.
On Saturday, due to hygiene measures, he will be able to enter the circuit in front of supporters in an arena that has reached 50% of its capacity, becoming the first professional player.
“It will definitely be special,” Artur Beterbiev said in an interview with the Montreal Journal of Montreal. Even if the crowd will call my name, I must continue to focus on the work to be done in the game against Deines. “
“According to my habits, I don’t make predictions. If a knockout occurs, it will be a good thing.”
Petreev also held a training camp in Russia. He can train in the facilities of the National Olympic Team.
In the past, people of Montreal descent from Chechnya often visited this place. This time, it was not his direction to go to Montreal, but his coaches, Mark Ramsey, Luke Vincent Oelet and Andre Kulesza (Andre Kulesza) joined him.
“This is very important to him,” Ramsey said. From a logistical point of view, they have nothing to envy of what we did in Montreal. “
“The center is ideal for training camps. All you can do is eat, sleep and exercise.”
The location is more than two hours’ flight from Moscow.